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    Who? Me ... ? It wasn't me!!!

    Have a great week ahead and hope it would be nowhere close to this damsel fly experience 8)

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    Cute! Those compound eyes really act almost cartoonish!

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    Jim, yeah those are cute eyes as though it was caught with the hands in the cookie jar

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    That is quite a capture. Impressive.

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    Great photo Steven, What lens were you using

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    Donald and Greg, thanks for the kind words.

    Greg, for this shot I used the Tamron 90mm. Now most of my bug shoots are with the Tamron 180mm. Less stressful as I don't need to get real close to the bugs.

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    Excellent capture. Love how cute it looks.

    I did a similar a long time ago but that one showed it up as a real nasty character.

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    I have the 90 mm Tamron, great lens.
    Might have to put the 180mm on the wish list

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    thanks Bobo
    Greg, besides the added distance, the 180mm also gives a nice bokeh

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    Steve,

    I thought these photos were usually with monkeys, but you've managed to capture the 'Speak No Evil' damselfly... now you just need to find the 'Hear No Evil' and 'See No Evil' damselflies as well!



    What aperture were you using on this? The DoF seems pretty shallow - I'm guessing in the f/8 range?

    - Bill

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    Bill,

    Yeah, now is to wait for the other two "Evils" to be pose by the damselflies

    You are correct that it was at f/8. When I started shooting bugs, my normal aperture would be between f/11 - f/13 sometimes even going to f/16. But then, it also captures all the distracting and unwanted twigs and leaves at the background. After a while I decided to experiment and I liked the bigger aperture as it gives a cleaner background and nicer bokeh.

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    I agree on a side or 3/4 view of a bug, f/8 is sometimes plenty. But in this case, I think the wings and tail become a distraction because they are blurred so quickly.

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    I think it looks amazing would love to be able to replicate this type of shot x

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    The ayes 'ave it! Well done

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    thanks you all for the personal and encouraging comments

    rosie22, sorry as I don't know your 'Real Name', I do hope to see your replicated shot. PM me when you have uploaded your picture.

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    This just makes me smile every time I look at it...needed a good smile this morning...well done.

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    Jon, I am glad your day started well with this photo

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    Nice angle Steven

    I like it

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    Dave, thanks for the kind words

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